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Deep Learning Workshop

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NCSA auditorium
Oct 30, 2017   10:00 am  
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Attend the Deep Learning Workshop, October 30, 2017!

NCSA will soon be installing a powerful system for deep-learning as part of a major research instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation. The purpose of this award is to deploy a multi-node multi-GPU system and develop tools, techniques, and algorithms to better support deep learning applications on this system. This workshop serves three goals:

  1. Introduce the technology used in this system
  2. Invite faculty and research groups to make use of this system to support both the development work for the MRI project and their research and describe the timeline for availability
  3. Begin to build a community of researchers around deep learning, with the MRI project an initial focus

The workshop will start with a presentation by IBM about PowerAI, which will be available on the proposed deep learning infrastructure. We will then discuss research opportunities in scalable deep learning and the infrastructure to be developed in collaboration with IBM and NVIDIA.

Please fill out the registration form if you intend to attend any part of the workshop. Also please fill out the survey which will help us to better understand current trends and needs of the University of Illinois deep learning community.


  • 10:00 a.m. – noon — IBM PowerAI presentation
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Faculty presentations and discussions
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